Trucker protest strands beef shipments at U.S.-Canada border

Protesters who are rallying against vaccine mandates are holding up shipments of Canadian beef to the U.S.

More than 150 loads of beef are stuck at the border at Coutts, Alberta, the Canadian Meat Council said Monday. A blockade of vehicles has been slowing traffic at the crossing between Alberta and Montana since the weekend in a protest against rules that require truckers crossing the border to be fully vaccinated.

“It is not yet clear what the provincial or federal government is doing to facilitate a resolution. The longer this takes, it will cause more supply chain issues and this will affect everyone from producer to consumer,” Marie-France MacKinnon, a spokesperson for the council, said by email...

This was excerpted from the 1 February edition of the Financial Post.